College Announcements: Aug. 28, 2019

August 28, 2019

Graduate Student Organization Fair

The Graduate Student Organization Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center. Organizations across interests and disciplines will be present. For more information, email

Sustainability Showcase Series

The Sustainability Showcase Series returns for its third year, hosted by the Council of Sustainable Leaders, an affiliate student organization of the Sustainability Institute. The theme for the series, which begins Sept. 6, is "The Time is Now" to encourage collective action within our communities. Events are open to students, staff, faculty and community members. All attendees who RSVP will receive a complimentary lunch. Events also will be livestreamed at Extra-credit options for students or professional development opportunities for faculty and staff are available.

DCEC monthly meeting

The College of Education's Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC) will hold its first meeting of the fall semester from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in 221 Chambers Building (the Learn Space). Meetings are open to all students, faculty and staff in the College of Education. The mission of DCEC is to support and enhance diversity and the ongoing development of a welcoming environment in which all members of our community will have opportunities to thrive personally and professionally. The DCEC serves the College of Education through a mission of discussion, education and promotion of an environment that is conducive to scholarship and learning and respectful of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Those interested in joining the DCEC listserv should contact DCEC graduate assistant Rhea Banerjee at

Canvas training sessions

The fall semester has arrived. Discover new Canvas features and integrations by registering for fall 2019 training sessions provided by Penn State IT Learning and Development. Training sessions will be offered online via Zoom starting Sept. 11, enabling faculty and staff to participate from anywhere. If a session is full, it may still be requested. Additional sessions may be added based upon waitlist demand.

Graduate student fellowship opportunity

Graduate students in the College of Education can apply to the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) Graduate Research Fellowship Program at Penn State. Fellowships in the amount of $5,000 for the 2019-20 academic year will be awarded to outstanding students to promote graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields related to NASA research, development and mission of exploration and discovery. A student must be pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in the College of Education during the 2019-20 academic year and must be a U.S. citizen. To view and submit an application, visit the PSGC website. Applications are due by midnight Monday, Sept. 23. Contact with questions or for more information.

Wireless connectivity update

Penn State Information Technology made changes to the University's secure wireless networks "psu" and "eduroam" in May, and Apple, Windows and Linux wireless users returning to campus who haven't updated their settings since will need to do so in order to connect. The update can be found at, along with device-specific instructions for how to complete the process. Penn State employees who do not manage their own devices must contact their local support staff who can make the update. Android devices do not require an update and Penn State's visitor network will not be affected by these changes.

International initiative seeks proposals

Penn State and the University of Freiburg in Germany are embarking on a novel initiative to pilot an online classroom project. The universities are seeking proposals to create collaborative, integrated virtual classroom courses. Selected proposals will be eligible for funding in the amount of 10,000 euros at the University of Freiburg and $12,000 at Penn State. The project also provides development and implementation money for faculty teams to construct an integrated virtual course, deliver a pilot program, and assess and modify the program operation for future virtual instruction improvement. For details, check Penn State News.

Last Updated September 04, 2019